Week 35

Monday, August 29th:

10 – 10:35am: Baby Ballet Free Trial Class! We’re offering a free trial of parent participation Baby Ballet class for babies ages 2-3.  Miss Emily is experienced, friendly, and her classes are stress-free. Email Suzanne to let her know that your coming.

11am – 3:30pm: Make a Paper Trolley Model Make a Paper Model of our People Movers. This is a make and take craft activity and is included with the cost of museum admission.

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6:30 – 9pm: Movies In The Park After Dark at Keney Park Free popcorn and juice will also be provided to the children, on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday, August 30th:

 

5:30 – 7:30pm: Auditions The Performing Arts Youth Collective is looking for talented young artists who are serious about developing skills in singing and acting. If you have a passion for performing and want to sharpen your skills to help you reach your goals, this program is for you! Build stage confidence and performance skills by working with our team of experienced and professional teaching artists, and learn “insider” secrets from Broadway guest artists. This fast-paced, highly-focused program culminates in a recital for family and friends, with participants sharing the stage with a Broadway performer. Ages 6-18. Click here to sign up for a time slot.

6 – 7:30pm: How to Ferment Vegetables Learn how to create your own fermented vegetables! During this basic course you’ll create your very own sauerkraut or similar, depending what is in season. Learn the process of fermenting vegetables and the benefits of consuming fermented foods. Sample a variety of fermented items. Cost: $10, includes your own kraut in a mason jar. RSVP to Lauren.

6:30 – 8pm: Tempting Tomatoes & Glorious Garlic Join Dotty Haake, our Store Manager, and Beth Johnson, O’Live A Little Valued Team Member and Connecticut Master Gardner, and a surprise guest, as we discuss two of our favorite vegetables! We will be covering: History of tomatoes and garlic and their fascinating journey around the globe. Buying tips… Why choose fresh, native, organic tomatoes and the sinister side of commercially grown FL tomatoes. Health benefits (cardiovascular, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and more). Varieties and when to use canned vs fresh. Storing, drying, home canning and more. And of course… tomato and garlic sampling! Join now, seating is limited! $15 per person plus tax.

Wednesday, August 31st:

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{Free} 12 – 1pm: Audio Feed Ten consecutive Wednesdays of free, lunchtime music on Constitution Plaza (by the big fountain). You bring a lunch and we’ll supply the music. Reoccurs until 9/13.

{Last Call} 11am – 3:30pm: Make a Paper Trolley Model Make a Paper Model of our People Movers. This is a make and take craft activity and is included with the cost of museum admission.

6:30 – 8pm: Tempting Tomatoes & Glorious Garlic Join Dotty Haake, our Store Manager, and Beth Johnson, O’Live A Little Valued Team Member and Connecticut Master Gardner, and a surprise guest, as we discuss two of our favorite vegetables! We will be covering: History of tomatoes and garlic and their fascinating journey around the globe. Buying tips… Why choose fresh, native, organic tomatoes and the sinister side of commercially grown FL tomatoes. Health benefits (cardiovascular, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and more). Varieties and when to use canned vs fresh. Storing, drying, home canning and more. And of course… tomato and garlic sampling! Join now, seating is limited! $15 per person plus tax.

Thursday, September 1st:

9 – 10:30am: Walk, Talk & Gawk Adult Nature Walks Come join Miss Judy for a casual exploration as we walk along some of our many trails. We’ll talk about what we see or some nature topics in the news. Sometimes we’ll stop to gawk at an interesting find alongside a trail. A different route and topic is planned for each day. Always dress for the weather and wear a good pair of walking shoes. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of each session. $18 per non-member.

10 – 11:15am: Free Tinkergarten Trial Class At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Andi DeSanto, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development. This trial class is: Designed for children ages 18 months-8 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome. Limited to the first 20 families who register. Kids may get a bit messy, so please send them in clothing that can get dirty. We start the class at the specified location, but may end within a reasonable walk from that location.

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6 – 9pm: Gabriella’s Annual Scoop Night All proceeds to benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Division of Cardiology, a place near and dear to Gabriella’s heart. Gabriella Giordano will celebrate her 13th birthday later this summer by giving back to the place which saved her life. In 2008, she underwent successful open heart surgery at Connecticut Children’s to repair a Congenital Heart Defect. She was 4½ years old, and the following year as a way to celebrate and give back, her family held Gabriella’s Scoop Night to benefit the Division of Cardiology at Connecticut Children’s. Co-Hosted by Ben & Jerry’s West Hartford, the evening will feature local celebrity ice cream scoopers, with a portion of each sale to benefit the new state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Care Center. Since its creation, Gabriella’ Scoop Night has raised more than $30,000 for their Division of Cardiology. The event is open to the public, and in addition to ice cream includes live music by Fatgrip, children’s activities, door prizes, and special appearances from the Hartford Yard Goat mascots.

Friday, September 2nd:

7 – 9pm: Coloring Craze Party You bring your coloring books and supplies and the Bristol Historical Society, will provide a wine and cheese party. Admission is $5. Pre-registration is still required, adults only please.

Sunset: Free Movies in Riverside Park: The Martian Join us for free movies in Riverside Park, presented by Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ! Movies will begin at sunset, arrive early and order your dinner from Bear Force One, the Bear’s BBQ food truck.

Saturday, September 3rd:

10am – 1pm: Family Program: Growing with Grandparents Celebrate Grandparents Day at CHS! Discover a new hobby and be creative with your grandma, grandpa, or special person. Grandparents and kids will each design garden pots to give to each other, then pick a pair of seeds to plant together. After the craft, visit the Growing Up in Connecticut exhibit and share your favorite childhood memories with each other. This program is free and great for children age 5 and up.

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Saturday, September 3rd – Sunday, September 4th:

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Sunday, September 4th:

Roller Coaster Race

8:30am – 6pm: Roller Coaster Race 8:30am: 5K – Run or walk as you weave your way through the park, around and under some of their world-famous coasters at this USATF-sanctioned race. Snag your medal at the finish line, then join us for post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony. 10K Race – Run this scenic course through the park and surrounding areas. Race is USATF sanctioned and followed by post-race refreshments, DJ, and award ceremony. Cash prizes for top 3 male and female overall finishers, finisher medals for all! 11am – 6pm: Roller Coaster Ride – Not a runner? Or just love coasters? Ride your way to 5K victory on roller coasters. We’ll track your coaster rides throughout the day, and anyone riding a total distance of 5K wins a Roller Coaster Ride custom medal!

Labor Day Picnic

Plan Ahead:

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